Sue Studebaker

Sue Studebaker is the author of Ohio Samplers: Schoolgirl Embroideries, 1803-1850 and has published articles in the Antique Review and Early American Life. She lectures widely and teaches courses on American decorative arts. 

Listed in: History · Gender Studies · Antiques and Collectibles · Art · Textile Arts · Ohio and Regional · American History · Women’s Studies · Women’s History




Listed in The Magazine Antiques as one of the top eleven recommended books on American samplers and needlework.

Ohio Is My Dwelling Place · Schoolgirl Embroideries, 1800–1850
By Sue Studebaker

One of the most intriguing cultural artifacts of our nation's past was made by young girls—the embroidery sampler. In Ohio Is My Dwelling Place, American decorative arts expert Sue Studebaker documents the samplers created in Ohio prior to 1850, the girls who made them, their families, and the teachers who taught them to stitch.

“Sue Studebaker's comprehensive book covering the development of female education and the role of needlework in a young lady’s life in Ohio significantly contributes to the study of regional styles in American needlework and samplers.”

Kimberly Smith Ivey, Associate Curator of Textiles, Colonial Williamsburg